Makati Street Meet Returns with Safe Al Fresco Dining

The Makati Street Meet is finally back, Makatizens! Now that we are living in the new normal, there is a need for more outdoor dining venues. This is why Make It Makati, Ayala Land, and the Makati Central Estate Association (MACEA) relaunched the Makati Street Meet with a new purpose — to help revive the restaurant industry, support local merchants around the Makati Central Business District (MCBD), and provide safe al fresco dining spaces for everyone.  In the past three years, the Makati Street Meet has been running every first Sunday of the month in its original location at Paseo de Roxas, but it was temporarily halted due to the pandemic.

Last January 31, the streets of Rada and Leviste were transformed into an amazing al fresco dining hub with no cars in sight! Reminiscent of a Parisian summer, the streets were filled with umbrella-covered patio tables, colorful mats, and huge pillows on the ground where people could enjoy dining safely and comfortably. A new twist to the Makati Street Meet, live jazz street buskers also serenaded the crowd starting February 14. Check out what went on during this year’s Makati Street Meet below!

Makatizens enjoyed an epic food trip and had a relaxing evening at their favorite Makati restaurants and start-up merchants, such as Wildflour Restaurant, Nikkei Nama Bar, Din Tai Fung Philippines, Seattle’s Best Coffee Philippines, Joybean, Karavani, Toby’s Estate Philippines, 8Cuts Burgers, Sarsa Kitchen+Bar, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dainty Donuts, Sisig Sa Rada, Tosu, Wonder Chicken, Taters Popcorn, and Mercato favorites Guagua’s Best, Chicago’s Pizza & Pasta.

Deli by Chele’s first pop-up appearance with was also part of the Makati Street Meet. See what the amazing Chef Chele Gonzales said below!

 “Thank you for the warm welcome to everyone who allowed us to share with you our products, live! The winner of the day was our New York style Brisket Pastrami sandwich  we brought 22 kilos of pastrami but looks like it wasn’t enough  I had so much fun cooking with @carlosvillaflor and the whole team and chatting with all of you! See you at the next pop up! We will bring more  Stay tuned!”-Chef Chele Gonzales

Health and safety protocols were also strictly followed including mandatory wearing of face mask & face shield, temperature checks, contact tracing measures, and social distancing.

Check out the refreshing ambiance at the al fresco dining at Rada and Leviste Streets!

There’s more! Fur parents enjoyed the initiative together with their fur babies. Spotted at the Makati Street Meet: Anna Banana, official doggo ambassador of Make It Makati.

Makati Street Meet guests definitely enjoyed the al fresco dining as they were serenaded by duo saxophonist Ronald Santos and violinist Tet Magalona, followed by Jolo Ramiro on the sax.

There were also amazing local art pieces from ART19B during the #MakatiStreetMeetAtRada.

To stay updated on the latest Makati Street Meet schedules and happenings around the city, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @makeitmakati!

Metro Manila